Wasn't sure whether to put this thread here, in the training & nutrition or the advocacy & safety roomroom. I'll put it here & if the mods. want to move it so be it.
I recently sold my Cycle Ops Fluid trainer. I have not used it in the past couple of years & sold it to a used sports equipment store.
I then bought a new helmet, Specialized Air Force 3, from my LBS.
My previous helmet developed a problem. Maybe someone here can help me figure out why to prevent it from happening to my new helmet.
The inside of the helmet started to erode away like something acidic was dissolving it. I keep my hair very short, an inch or less. Therefore I have to use sunblock on my head to prevent sunburn. I use SPF 30 to 45 & use NO-AD or Banana Boat brand. I like the continuous spray/no rub. I think what happened with my helmet is the sunblock mixed with my sweat & turned into an acid & started to erode the inside of the helmet. Has anyone ever heard of this? Is this what could have happened?
I am going to start using Burt's Bee's SPF 30 sunblock. I prefer natural products over synthetics when using topical items such as sun block, etc. I hope the natural ingredients do not do what the synthetic ones did from the other sun blocks I used.
I can not use or no longer like to use a doo-rag or head band because I did have an accident, did not hit my head, but because of the head band or doo-rag the helmet all but slipped off of my head.
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.